Platter and Two Dessert Plates
A platter and two dessert plates (French, c. 1845) decorated at center with painted orchids against a white ground. The oblong platter and circular dishes have gilded scroll and leaf molded edges. Inscribed on the underside of each in green/brown glaze is the scientific name for the orchid it is decorated with. The underside of .1 (platter) reads “Cattleya Warscewiczii / Laelia anceps Pereiviliana” above “SEDK” (possibly the initials of the decorator). The underside of .2 (dessert plate) reads “Odontoglossum Rossii / SEDK” and is stamped in dark green with an interlaced “CM” in gothic script surrounded by the words “FRANCE /DEPOSE”. The underside of .3 (dessert plate) reads “Odontoglossum Schröderianum / SEDK” and is stamped with the same dark green mark described above.
.1 (platter) = 2.625" x 16.5" x 9.375"
.2-.3 (plates) = 1.25" x 8.5" x 7"
Bequest of Mr. Francis J. Connell, 1988.
PSNC.5035.1 - .3
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